Happy to share my experience with the University of Philippines Diliman (dated on 11th March 2018) on establishing Palliative Care during my time at Pita Kuning.
One day, I was contacted by someone who works for Dompet Dhuafa Republica . Apparently they had read and learn through all my series of blog post on Tyas Social Project (read : English version or Bahasa Indonesia version). Tyas Social Project is about the process on how we implement Pita Kuning new strategy service focuses on Psycho-Social activities to meet the needs of Palliative Care for children with cancer from underprivileged families. It became a reference for their acquaintance from University of Philippines about Palliative Care.
Palliative care is still very new for some so the understanding and also how to implement into an actual practice are very rare as it is a unique story to tell.
Who would’ve thought that someone whom I have completely never met could even given me as a reference of knowledge as big as Dompet Dhuafa.
It is a beautiful feeling when we could be a service for those who really needs. In this case, especially to support the prevention and the counteract measures of childhood cancer, palliative care needs and any social initiatives. In Indonesia, in the Philippines, in Asia and anywhere around the world.
I remember the last question given to me was, are there anything I would want to change now that I can see the overall results ?
I pause myself to think for a moment and said, no. There are none.
I look to see a small smile that continue with a question, aren’t there anything you would like to do better ?
Honestly, no, I said to them.
There are no perfect benchmark to what is best in practice implementing any social impact model from my point of view. Every story is unique and over the course of the journey, with all the conditions and situations we had to overcome, I believe we have done our best. I wouldn’t change anything.
On the other hand, I feel it is important to develop our own journal throughout the journey we have experienced.
Especially when our experience are unique and what we have done is new.
Understand that it is very important to never stop building our own expertise. Sharing to people not only who we know but also who we should know, building a network and digital footprints of our own.
Having to understand that one day, these writing, these stories in a form of strategic management journals would be useful to others.